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The Black Swan

Certificate of Excellence
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Culgaith, England
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a lovely pub with a great restaurant ,we go whenever we are in Culgaith .The new owners are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble .

Thank anniepitts
Stephen H, Owner at The Black Swan, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, myself and the team look forward to welcoming you back to the Black Swan, kind regards Stephen More 

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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a tour of National Trust properties in Cumbria and were looking for somewhere for lunch and came across The Black Swan Inn. We were actually a little bit late for the lunch service but they were kind enough to still serve us and what a beautiful meal we had. A roast lamb lunch with all the trimmings.... More 

Thank AlistairCoy
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place, fabulous location with stunning views!! Very clean throughout!! Rooms are 5 star standard.Without a shadow of a doubt the best food we've ever had when staying at any hotel, first class service!! All the staff are very friendly and welcoming!! Would recommend to any of our friends and family. Well done The Black Swan!!!!

Thank joy239
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103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Had steak the first time I went and found it tasteless. Also, we sat (almost alone) in the restaurant which is rather featureless and lacking in atmosphere. All in all, I was not keen to return, but we were obliged to when other restaurants in the area were full later in the week. Second time around, different choice (lamb) and... More 

Thank Travellingdave0
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Called in on a whim to a wonderful warm welcome from Jacky and "our lass." Pint of Skiddaw (nice!) for me, glass of fizzy pop for Junior while we waited for our lunch. Junior's fish fingers meal was a good sized portion and wolfed down. I had the sausage & bacon hotpot - it was great! Tasty, filling, homemade chips,... More 

Thank RR078
Kirkoswald, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Popped out for a bite to eat and headed to the Black Swan. Glad we did as everything was excellent, will definetly return.

Thank Anthony B
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were up for the Marmalade Weekend 18th and 19th March at Dalemain in Cumbria and found this excellent Inn in Culgaith just off the A66 near Penrith which was a great base to visit from.The hosts Jackie and Steve made us feel very welcome and the Inn has a great atmosphere and above all the food was marvellous and... More 

Thank Rod L
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Had evening meals over two nights food was colourful , tasty and well presented the servers were professional for a small village hotel it was Well worth asking price oh and the Guinness was good.

Thank Drew1266
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here last weekend and felt at home from the moment we stepped through the door. What a cosy well decorated family run pub. We only went in for a drink (big hello to Ben), but loved it so much we decided to stay the next night, and we're so glad we did. We booked the... More 

Thank Anne-Marie G
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stayed for one night in February. Good food, good beer, clean room, great breakfast what more is there to say. Will be going again.

Thank JohnedPreston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$41
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Culgaith, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Culgaith

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Preston, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?